UCLG Peripheral Cities Committee: the right to the city, the metropolis and solidarity

The Forum of the Peripheral Local Authorities (FALP) network held its 3rd congress on June 11th, 12th and 13th, 2013 in Canoas (metropolitan region of Porto Alegre - Brazil).

The Post 2015 HLP: Feedback from a local and regional perspective

Mr. Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG was appointed together with 27 personalities from different parts of the world and society to serve in  the Post 2015 HLP.

UN Secretary General: political spaces for local authorities to be nurtured

 "It is often said that, like all politics, all development is ultimately local.  As the world strives for a more sustainable path in the years ahead, particularly beyond 2015, local voices and local action will be crucial elements in our quest.

High-level Meeting of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards Habitat III

Elected representatives of local and regional governments were welcomed by the Vice President of ECOSOC and UN Secretary General Representative in New York. The UN Secretary General sent the following message to participants: "I welcome the creation of the Global Taskforce of Loc

Secretary General's address: 2013 a key year for towns, cities and regions throughout the world

For a vision of territorial solidarity at national and international level: towns, cities and regions responding to new challenges at the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Rabat.


In Doha, UCLG stresses local and regional governments’ role in Sustainable Development

UCLG Secretary General Josep Roig arrived in Doha to participate in the 16th Conference of The Arab Town Organisation (ATO) held from May 14 to 16 and entitled "Cities and The Challenges of Sustainable Development”.

Post 2015 HLP calls for renewed global partnership at all levels

The UN HLP Post 2015 met in Bali, Indonesia on 25-27 March to continue the work commissioned by the United Nations Secretary General to recommend an ambitious yet achievable framework for the world’s post-2015 development agenda.

National Consultation on Early ChildHood Development in Turkey

" National Consultation Early ChildHood Development On The Post 2015 Agenda” meeting has been held with the Cooperation of UNICEF-Turkey and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality with the support of UCLG-MEWA in Istanbul Dedeman Hotel.

Sustainable and inclusive cities are essential to the post-2015 development agenda

The third meeting of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place in Monrovia (Liberia), from 29 January to 2 February and was hosted by H.E.


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